Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland, is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology

Welcome to our website.  Allow us to help you discover and enjoy the stunning wildlife and unique wild spaces that can be found throughout Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. Our parish contains some of the most incredible scenery you will encounter in Scotland. We have deep sea lochs, pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of wildlife recorded in Assynt, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, or plants never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. Visit our species galleries for a small taster of what’s possible.

If you are travelling the ‘North Coast 500’, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while. Then, give yourself time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You can help with this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data now available we hope you find something of interest. Please visit us again to continue your adventure, and discover more of Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology.

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Black-throated Diver

Single bird, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (03/03)

Great Northern Diver

Single bird, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (03/03)

Common Gull

59 birds on sand, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (03/03)

Cream-spot Ladybird

Seven ladybirds preserved in resin oozing from Spruce tree in Culag woods (AS) (01/03)

Little Grebe

Pair on Loch Culag (AS) (01/03)

Skylark

Five birds on breeding grounds at Clachtoll (AS) (01/03)

Whooper Swan

Two birds, Loch an Ordain (Charlie Leeson) (01/03)

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